Sugar Grove Area News In Brief

We Are Bookin

The Sugar Grove Free Library will once again hold its 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk on April 26. All proceeds from the event will go to benefit the library. Race time will begin at 10 a.m. on race day and registration will begins at 9 a.m. at the library on Harmon Street. All ages are welcome to participate in the event.

The race start and finish line will be located on the corner of the library on School Street.

For the race route, you can contact the library or stop in. The cost to participate in the 5K is $20. The cost to participate in the 1-mile fun walk is $15.

SGES Zoo Day

The Sugar Grove Elementary School will be holding Zoo Day on Wednesday, April 30. The Nutrition Group has partnered with the Erie Zoo to bring this fun and educational program to the school.

The staff of the Erie Zoo will be bringing a few live animals for the children to see. The Erie Zoo staff, as well as the Nutrition Group, will be present to explain the special diets the animals at the zoo are on for proper development. They will also discuss with the students wise food choices they can also make. All students are encouraged to wear their favorite animal prints or colors and a zoo-themed lunch will be served in the cafeteria. This will be a day of education and fun for our SGES students.

Community Lunches

The Community Lunches in the area continue to be well attended. All lunches begin at 11:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend any or all of the area Community lunches.

Each month lunch is held on the first Friday of the month at the Mission Covenant Church at the corner of Matthews Run and Jackson Run roads. On the second Thursday of each month at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church located at the corner of Race and Jamestown streets in the center of town. On the third Wednesday of the month at the Hessel Valley Lutheran Church located in Chandlers Valley.

Mother’s Day Flowers

The Sugar Grove Fire Department will be holding a special sale of flowers for Mother’s Day. Arrangements are $30 and will vary in types and colors. There are also seven-inch flowering plants available for $20. Orders must be received by May 3.

May 10 will be order pickup day or delivery will be available inside the Sugar Grove Borough. Delivery is available to Warren, Jamestown, and Corry. For special pricing on those deliveries or for more information, call Amanda, 730-3490, or Sue, 489-7868. You can also check out the SGVFD Mother’s Day Flower Sale on Facebook.

Book Club

The Sugar Grove Library Book Club will meet on Monday, April 28. Debbie Penley will lead us in the study of People of the Book by Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks. This novel follows a “rare manuscript through centuries of exile and war” and is inspired by a true story. Pick up a copy and start reading, then plan to join us at Book Club.

Flea Market

The Chandlers Valley Community Center, a non-profit organization at 6250 Jackson Run Road, will be having a Flea Market every third Saturday of the month beginning May 17 through Sept. 20 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

At this time, there are openings for vendors. A 10 x 10 space will be $10 and a 20 x 20 space will be $15. Vendors will be seen clearly from traffic traveling both directions on Jackson Run Road. Vendors will be set up in the Chandlers Valley ball field. If you are interested in becoming a vendor or you would like more information on the event, contact Marlene Falconer at 489-3760.

Sportsmen’s Challenge

The Chandlers Valley Community Center is looking for vendors for the upcoming fall Sportsmen’s Challenge. The challenge will take place on Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event will include the people pull, judged pie baking contest, pie auction, judged photo contest, children’s games and events, a Chinese auction, the lawn mower obstacle course, corn hole tournament, sportsmen’s challenge, pre-1965 farm tractor cruise in, craft vendors, food vendors, flea market, and more.

Anyone interested in joining us for any or all of these events or needing more information on becoming a vendor can contact Marlene Falconer at 489-3760.

American Legion Baseball

The American Legion Post 758 is signing up players for its baseball team, ages 14 and up. The team has a long-standing history in the area and a great following of fans. If you are interested in more information or you would like to sign up, contact the new coach, Jeff Young, at 730-9113.

Second Harvest

Food Pantry

The Second Harvest Food Pantry held its local food distribution on Saturday, April 12 at 8 a.m. This month the site at the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church provided food to 176 families which will feed a total of 501 people. There were 50 volunteers on hand to help off load and sort the food and assist families in getting it to their vehicles. This month the site passed out a total of 18,700 pounds of food. The next distribution day will be held on June 21.

Hunger Games

The Sugar Grove Library and the Sugar Grove Community is working to plan the second Annual Sugar Grove Library Hunger games happening Saturday, June 7. Individuals and teams need to register on or before May 16. The cost is $25 per person.

If you missed the Hunger Games event last year, it is a community street fair that involves good clean fun competitions and will provide nonperishable food items to fill the local food banks. This event will not only raise funds for the local library, it will assist in replenishing the area food banks.

Local businesses are encouraged now to get in on the fun. Contact the Sugar Grove Library at, 489-7872, to find out how you or your business can become a sponsor of the event. Vendor forms are now available at the Sugar Grove Library.

There are spots for craft and food vendors to be at the event. There will be no alcohol, tobacco or gun sales. If you would like to volunteer to be on the set-up crew, take-down crew or scorekeeper you can also contact the library. We are in need of numerous volunteers to make this day a success.

This is an event like no other. Registration forms are now available at the Sugar Grove Library website or you can obtain a registration form by stopping into the library. Last year there were events such as rock climbing, bungee running, archery, obstacle courses, races geocashing, laser tag, hoop shoots, baseball throws, and more. It all happens in the streets of Sugar Grove. There area also events for the younger crowd as well.